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Pliny The Elder | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.65/5
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14,630 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15
Reviews:
3,714
Ratings:
14,630
pDev:
7.74%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
7,379
Gots:
4,415
Trade:
103
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 14,630 |  Reviews: 3,714
Photo of danthehopslamman
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GScow
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cheesy26
4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joevick1
4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakeitup
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrennanS
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.27/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byed
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hops through and through. Wonderful Pitney, grassy, herbal deliciousness.

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Photo of lawsonciv
3.24/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle about 2 weeks old.

Was very underwhelmed by this. Didn't have that Hop punch you get from a lot of Imperial IPAs. Pretty watery and thin.

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Photo of zxtwou2
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Trixter84DB
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stdaniel
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mdez
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Weaselbob74
4.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TOnEz31
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of snansel
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvghost
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Smaxy
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was actually pretty underwhelmed by my first. Had Heady, Mastermind, Sip of Sunshine, and Abner back in October, and this just felt inferior. Much less balanced than the latter, and had lost some of its flavor on the journey from CA to NJ. Still a delightful DIPA. Maybe my next one will feel different.

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Photo of Dinobambam
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Month old bottle brought back from a friend who was in LA. everything about this beer was perfect. Now I know what all the fuss is about. Can't wait to get this one again.

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Photo of WS_Transplant
4.29/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KSmith
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MigueLitros
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally my lips had the mind- blowing honor to gulp this prestige IPA... Pliny the elder gents !!! Within seconds of popping the cap off the bottle you can already notice and admire it's freshness. Oi!!! Don't linger to long with the aroma, go ahead take a swig mate, it's just like sucking on the majestic nectar out of Gaia's bosom. Complete piney crisp flavors whirling down your throat with a memorable hoppy finish

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Photo of Shogun250
4.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 14,630 ratings
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